Beazley News

Beazley Adds Products to Broker E-Trading Platform for UK Businesses

Beazley has added two new product lines to broker e-trading platform myBeazley to meet the needs of UK-domiciled private businesses with a turnover of up to £350 million (US$457.8 million). UK brokers can now access Beazley’s comprehensive service-led cyber product, …

Beazley, Marsh Launch Cyber Coverage Product for Manufacturers

Beazley and Marsh have partnered to provide tailored cyber insurance cover and breach response for U.S. manufacturers. The new Manufacturer’s First Response, a Marsh and Beazley Breach Response (BBR) initiative, offers coverages tailored specifically to address cyber and operational risks …

‘Sextortion’ Is Emerging Cyber Risk for Businesses, Warns Beazley

A new form of online bribery is emerging where cyber criminals attempt to extort cryptocurrency by claiming to have potentially embarrassing evidence of people using adult websites on work computers, according to a report issued by Beazley Breach Response (BBR) …

Ascot and Beazley Launch $50M Insurtech-Linked Cargo Consortium for SMEs

Ascot and Beazley announced the launch of a Lloyd’s-based cargo consortium, which uses insurtech solutions to help manage risk and claims performance. Led by Ascot and Beazley, the consortium brings together a range of cargo carriers that will provide a …

New Beazley Environmental Liability Coverage Targets Banks, Lenders

Specialist insurer Beazley has launched site lender environmental asset protection (SLEAP) cover to protect banks and other lenders from pollution risks that could seriously impair the value of property used as collateral for commercial loans. In the event of both …

London’s Electronic Placements via PPL Exceeded Targets During Q4 2018

London’s electronic placing platform exceeded its target of 30 percent of in-scope risks during the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the board of Placing Platform Ltd. (PPL). Lloyd’s syndicates accepted 39 percent of in-scope risks, with 76 percent of …

Beazley Appoints Sheehan as Underwriter Based in Massachusetts

Beazley has expanded its healthcare management liability team with the appointment of Jack Sheehan as an underwriter based in Boston, Mass. Sheehan brings 15 years of financial lines insurance experience in both broking and underwriting to this role. He previously …

Beazley Boosts Healthcare Management Team with Goetz in Chicago

Beazley has expanded its healthcare management liability team with the appointment of Greg Goetz as complex claims manager. Goetz will be based in Chicago, Ill. Goetz was previously a financial lines complex claims analyst at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty. …

AXA Real Estate Unit Confident About Its London Skyscraper, Despite Brexit Uncertainty

It was a tricky time for the commercial real estate business in London. Within days, Britons would be voting on whether to remain in the European Union or leave. The French insurance giant AXA SA was trying to figure out …

Beazley Adds QBE’s Lever to Marine Underwriting Team in Houston

Beazley has appointed Reese Lever as a U.S. marine underwriter for the Southwest region. Reese joins Beazley’s office in Houston, Texas, from QBE where he was a vice president, marine, based in the same city. A seasoned all lines marine …